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Hi we are looking for a restaurant, intimate romantic atmosphere, well priced - say $60- $80 for two - in Santa Cruz near Ocean Pacific Lodge hotel. Any suggestions and do you need to pre-book for a Saturday in October. Cheers Angie

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I'd say check out Gabriella's on Cedar St. definitely fits the intimate and romantic requirement.

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I would pre-book for the weekend, check out some of the restaurants on www.opentable.com If you could get to Capitola, just a short drive from Santa Cruz, The Shadowbrook Inn is lovely! :)

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If you have a car and are there on a Monday night, Cafe Sparrow in Aptos, (just doen the highway a few exits) is excellent. And Monday is 1/2 price wine night, so it lets your budget goes further. We eat there often and have never been disappointed.

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I agree with Gabriella's. The food is top quality and the atmosphere intimate. We ate there last week.

It is quite small, and popular, you will definitely need to make a reservation ahead of time.

This is not exactly near Ocean Pacific Lodge, but just a short drive into town. ABout 9 blocks. The restaurants near Ocean Pacific Lodge, except for the one in the Dream Inn, are mostly on the municipal wharf and tourist/seafood.

http://www.gabriellacafe.com/

The Shadowbrook does fit your description, but it is in the town of Capitola, four exits on the freeway and then down to the water. It sits on Soquel Creek.

http://www.shadowbrook-capitola.com/

I believe both of those web sites have menus posted.

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We think the most romantic restaurant in either Monterey or Santa Cruz is Shadowbrook---and the food is good. $80 for two would not include the wine. You would probably need reservations for a Saturday night. When you get there, ask for a table at the bottom level with a view of the creek---worth waiting for! To reach the restaurant, you walk down a winding garden path a few hundred feet.

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But, there is also a funicular which you can ride down. Atmosphere.

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